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Sheriff, school officials investigating apparent assault at South Pontotoc Middle School

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Pontotoc County School Superintendent Brock Puckett said the school district notified law enforcement and state agencies.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 5:05 PM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - The Pontotoc County sheriff and school officials confirmed an investigation is underway into an apparent assault at South Pontotoc Middle School.

Pontotoc County School Superintendent Brock Puckett said the incident happened in the past couple of days.

He said the school district notified law enforcement and state agencies. Puckett did not release specifics on what happened. He said it appeared to be a case of hazing.

Sheriff Leo Mask confirmed the investigation but said he won't release any further information from his department until it is complete.

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